Groves High School
Reinforced Academics: English, Math, Science
Student Organization: FCCLA
Certification Opportunities: Interior Design Pre-Professional
Interior Design Career Pathway Courses Offered
Foundations of Interior Design - This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of design and the interior design profession. The skills taught throughout the course will allow the student to investigate and explore the various careers within the aspects of interior design. Students will gain knowledge of the history of interior furnishings. Basic mathematics, English language arts and science skills will be incorporated throughout the curriculum. Individual work, teamwork and presentation skills will also be incorporated into the curriculum. Upon completion of the interior design curriculum, students will have acquired the basic skills that will allow them to make a well educated move to the post secondary level.
Interior Design Furnishings, Materials and Components - The materials and components course is related to interior design and construction and introduces the student to a wide array of building fixtures, furnishings, and equipment used in the industry. Students will learn to read scaled floor plans, estimate quantity, and understand specifications for residential and commercial products. Knowledge of current industry standards, correct product applications, and product resource development are important elements in this course. Students will research career options including educational requirements, salary expectations, and job demands. Projects will involve individual work, team work, verbal presentations, and application of computer technology.
Textile Science - The textile science course introduces students to the fascinating world of fabrics, fibers, dyes and fabric construction. Textiles for apparel, interior furnishings, and industrial applications are investigated. Testing methods, labeling laws, trends, applications, and color forecasting are all included. Various career paths will be researched to determine educational levels, salary expectations, and growing industry demand. Projects will involve individual work, team work, verbal presentations, fabric swatches, and computer applications.
CTAE Internship - The internship offers a student in the Interior Design Career Pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a mentor. The student will develop a portfolio of experiences they have gained in the work place during their internship. This course is an organized internship, arranged by the work-based learning coordinator at each school and with a local employer. This course helps the student to practice and improve employability skills in the industry.